there are some beautiful panels in comic books, japanese comic books especially, in which the artists are forced to draw something invisible like noise, a sigh, the heebie-jeebies, or a cold breeze. maurice vellekoop did an especially great comic about the haunting effect of music. i love this illustration for that reason. doubly so because i had to do this project -drawing music- when i was in school.

Warner Bros. Publications commissioned this illustration and several others for 101 Ideas, a book for music teachers.

© 2004 rama hughes